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    Encryption is the answer if you need to restrict access to your USB sticks

Protect Yourself and Your Organisation with Password Protected USBs

USB security is a hot topic these days. Firstly, USB capabilities are greater. That is good news for all of us who want to store more data in one place and access data at the fastest speeds possible. Productivity is paramount, yet this is compromising the security of our USB sticks, with the ability for others to not only access our data but lots of it, and quickly. The number of electronic devices is on the increase, from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones, encouraging cross-device USB usage and increasing the exposure to computer viruses or bugs from other malicious software. The traditional office environment no longer exists in isolation either, with many employees working from home or using USBs for presentations and courses ‘offsite’. All of these things can compromise USB security as well as the overall cyber-security of an organisation.

With new data protection laws (GDPR) coming into effect from May 2018, it's imperative that businesses make a conscious effort to try and protect all sensitive data, even when sharing it with others. 

Encryption

Even with something as simple as losing your USB, sensitive and confidential information such as marketing plans or customer data, can easily get into the wrong hands. Hardware encrypted USBs with password protection software included are the answer.

What is an encryption? How does it work? During the manufacturing process, extra layers of protection and encryption are added to a USB — this will make it almost impossible to be hacked. As the encrypted USB is password protected, access to the data stored is restricted. Using password protected, encrypted USBs is easy: plug it into your laptop or desktop and set your own password or passcode when you first use it.

If you would like to understand  more about how encryption can benefit your USB sticks, then give us a call (free), on 0800 008 7079 or send us an email at [email protected]  and we will be happy to help you.

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